June 2, 2013
Academic Rami Hamdallah announced on Sunday that he accepted a request from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to form the new Palestinian government and become the Prime Minister, following Salam Fayyad's resignation in April.
Violence in Lebanon escalates as at least 12 Syrian rebels were killed in east Lebanon after they were ambushed by Hezbollah militants
The moderate candidate had criticized heightened security measures during a rally in which pictures of the detained opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi were displayed
A Muslim cemetery in Jaffa says it has found the remains of hundred of Palestinians who died during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
Contradictory reports of Jordanian news websites being banned emerged from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission on Sunday, with the Head of the Press and Publications Department Shawabkah denying such a step but several sites were inaccessible shortly after his announcement
Top court in Cairo rules Shura Council was illegally elected and will be dissolved once the new parliament is elected
Eastern Lebanon has been hit with two more rockets fired from Syria, as two shells hit the Bekaa Valley after more than a dozen were reported falling on the country on Saturday.
At least eight members of the Syrian security forces have been killed in an explosion in central Damascus
Police have withdrawn from the Turkish capital Istanbul after a a peaceful protest over the removal of trees in the city turned violent on Friday with police forces firing tear gas at protestors and causing widespread outrage.
After the Palestinian movement Hamas sided with Sunni fighters in the Syrian civil war, Iran has cut its funding.
June 1, 2013
What started as a protest against the removal of trees in an Istanbul square turned violent on Friday, as riot police fired tear gas and people called for the government to resign.
Four rockets fired from Syria landed in the eastern district of Bekaa in Lebanon on Saturday, causing no causalities, further embroiling Lebanon in Syria's bitter civil war.
Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced that three more people in the country have died from a SARS related respiratory virus, bringing the global death toll from the disease to 30.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to stop arming the Syrian regime with weapons, warning that it may significantly extend the civil war.
The Lebanese Parliament extended its term by 17 months on Friday, for the first time in decades, as the Syrian crisis has an increasingly greater impact on the country.